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Martial leads United line as ‘Potter Roulette’ strikes again

Anthony Martial (£7.7m) is set for another outing as Manchester United’s centre-forward this afternoon, as he leads the line against Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deployed Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) on the left flank of attacking midfield once again, Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) and Daniel James (£6.0m) joining him in that area of the pitch.

The Manchester United manager has opted to leave his back-four and holding midfield pairing of Scott McTominay (£5.0m) and Paul Pogba (£8.6m) unchanged.

Opponents Crystal Palace continue to offer a starting £4.0m option in defence as Martin Kelly (£4.0m) retains his place in the side.

Surprisingly, he has started the Gameweek 3 encounter ahead of Scott Dann (£4.5m), who must make do with a place on the bench as Gary Cahill (£4.5m) comes in for his Palace debut.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) starts up-front alongside Jordan Ayew (£5.0m).

Fantasy managers were given another taste of ‘Graham Potter Roulette’ on Saturday afternoon as the Brighton manager made changes to his side once again.

He has stuck with the 3-4-3 formation but Glenn Murray (£5.9m) and Pascal Groß (£6.5m) have dropped to the bench, with Florin Andone (£5.0m) and Neal Maupay (£6.0m) coming in.

Potter has kept faith in his three centre-backs and four midfield players once again, suggesting that his rotation this season may focus on those he uses in the attacking front-three.

Keeping his place in the side after scoring on his debut is Leandro Trossard (£6.0m), stationed on the left for Brighton once more.

Opponents Southampton have gone with a front three of Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), Danny Ings (£6.0m) and Che Adams (£5.9m).

The interest in John Lundstram (£4.1m) is sure to continue as he starts again for Sheffield United.

The injured John Fleck (£5.0m) comes out of central midfield allowing Luke Freeman (£5.5m) to get his first start for the Blades.

Callum Robinson (£5.4m) recovers from the knock that forced him off against Crystal Palace to keep his place up-front alongside David McGoldrick (£5.5m).

Despite some poor performances so far this season, Ayoze Pérez (£6.4m) retains his starting berth for Leicester, deployed on the right flank of midfield.

Finally, Gerard Deulofeu (£6.4m) is deployed in midfield for Watford with Andre Gray (£5.9m) leading the line on his own in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

West Ham will be buoyed by the return of Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) and Sébastien Haller (£7.4m) to the starting line-up.

Line-ups in Full

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard, Andone, Maupay.

Southampton XI: Gunn; Danso, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery; Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Romeu; Redmond, Ings; Adams.

Man United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Lingard, D James; Martial

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Kelly, Ward; Schlupp, Kouyaté, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Zaha.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, L Freeman, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McGoldrick.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Choudhury; Maddison, Praet, Tielemans, A Pérez; Vardy.

Watford XI: Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Dawson, Femenia; Capoue, Doucouré; Deulofeu, Cleverley, Hughes; A Gray.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Noble, Rice; Anderson, Lanzini, Yarmolenko; Haller.

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2,139 Comments Post a Comment
  1. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wildcard punts are doing well both Haller and Mount 😎

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      😎

    2. danlynch13
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Same here!

  2. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Owners of Man U assets just hoping they don’t get any more penalties this season.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    AWB on the next pen?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely. nailed on

  4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lacazette benched. What the hell is wrong with that manager.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      TRasferred out Laca this week. Phew.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Never had him..ever...just can’t trust him to start. Aubameyang and Laca together are clearly the way to go for Arsenal. Why does he keep dropping one or the other.

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I mean I sort of understand it away against liverpool

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well I don’t. Let them worry about Laca and Aubameyang.

  5. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Murray In
    Maupay Out

  6. lugs
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    another goal Haller 🙂

  7. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller another Goal

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller brace

  9. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    SOYUNCU PARTY

  10. Yossi
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    LUNDSTRAM SO CXLOSEE NOOOO

    WHAT A SAVE

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This is SOO painful

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mapit becoming hard to ignore...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *Matip

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      deoderant

  12. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    James was already on his way down

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martial should have taken Pen.

  14. Carlton_Goal
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller again!

  15. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I can’t believe we haven’t capitalised on the last two penalties, absolutely shocking. 🙁

    1. CARROW ROAD
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I can’t believe you need pens to get anything out of games

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Im confused. Both Utds results previously would not have changed without the pens? Neither will this it seems

  16. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Perez out and out of my team !!!

  17. Skalla
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So Rashford to Pukki/Haller/Vardy?

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pukki/Haller/Vardy is my front line.

  18. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Tekkers on!

  19. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hallerlujah!!!

    1. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      lol

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        that's my team name since gw1

  20. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lundstram almost a G

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      already has a yc, dont be greedy

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Missed a great chance, Keeper makes a fantastic save. Great at 4.1.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Deulofail off

  22. SkeletONv01
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    THANK YOU Rashford.....

  23. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Antonio assist for the WHam goal

  24. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haller my boy I knew you repay my patience !!!!

  25. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No Milner and Salah C

  26. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Can the James booking (for diving, when he was fouled) be overturned post match? what's the rule

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No, red only

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        id be fine with that

  27. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Got Haller instead of Pukki this week
    Woohooo

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Only a 2 point diff currently

    2. Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Awesome buddy. Congrats. I wanted to do wilson to haller for -4 but chicked out

  28. pumpkinhead
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    January Transfer wish for Man U

    A) Pen Taker

    B) Free Kick Specialist

  29. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I dumped Haller for Pukki 🙁

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pukki - Did alright + price rises

  30. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    The Man Utd hype train derailed quicker than expected. Sad